In South Africa, the road to redemption is a desert one. It leaves Johannesburg to the southeast, passing through the remains of white ambition here: the slag heaps of the mines that gave birth to the city; the sprawling township where black laborers were forced to live under apartheid; the oil refinery built to circumvent… [Read More]
Eve Fairbanks writes about individuals adapting to social change. A former staff writer for the New Republic, she covered the 2006 and 2008 American elections as a congressional and White House correspondent. Since 2009, she has traveled through rural South Africa supported by Institute of Current World Affairs and Fulbright fellowships. She is currently living in Johannesburg while she works on a book on two young South Africans, born under the most rigid racial hierarchy ever conceived, discovering what it means to switch places.